Terms of reference and Eligibility
The prize is awarded for excellence in research and communication skills, as demonstrated by the candidate's thesis. All members of the IOP Gravitational Physics Group who passed their viva voce exam during the period 30 September 2014 and 31 December 2016 are eligible.
How to enter
Candidates should complete an application form and submit it with an electronic copy of their thesis to Timothy Clifton (firstname.lastname@example.org). All submissions should be made before 31 January 2017.
Prize amount: £500
Furthermore, the winner will be invited to submit a paper to Classical and Quantum Gravity based on the winning thesis which, if accepted, will be made a 'select article' in CQG. They will also be given the opportunity to present their work at one of the UK 'BritGrav' meetings.
Dr John Muddle (University of Southampton)
Advanced Numerical Methods For Neutron Star Interfaces
Dr Patricia Schmidt (Cardiff University)
Studying and modelling the complete gravitational-wave signal from precessing black hole binaries
Dr Anna Heffernan (University College Dublin)
The Self-force Problem: Local Behaviour of the Detweiler-Whiting Singular Field
Dr Cesar Simon Lopez-Monsalvo (University of Southampton)
Covariant thermodynamics and relativity
Dr John Miller (University of Glasgow)
On non-Gaussian beams and optomechanical parametric instabilities in interferometric gravitational wave detectors
Dr Barry Wardell (University College Dublin)
Green functions and radiation reaction from a spacetime perspective
Dr Emanuele Rocco (Birmingham)
Development of a test of Newton's Law of Gravitation at micrometre distances using a Superconducting Spherical Torsion Balance
Dr Julian Sonner (Cambridge)
Aspects of Classical and Quantum Brane Dynamics